September 23, 2017

On sale September 18-24



Sense of entitlement

Should financially independent adult children be entitled to an inheritance when a parent dies? As blended families become more common, Donna Chisholm investigates the increasingly murky state of succession law.

Power & glory

After years of protest, Christchurch will get back its iconic cathedral. And the restoration work is expected to be finished at about the same time as another celebrated religious building, this one in Spain. by Sally Blundell

Age of uncertainty

The prolific writer and philosopher AC Grayling says democracy is noisy and chaos can be productive. by Diana Wichtel

The last flight of the kahukura

A social activist and former Black Power member remembers a former gang comrade and urges gang members to foster his legacy. by Denis O’Reilly


This Life

Nutrition The average Kiwi already eats a low-carb diet, so there’s no need to panic over recent study findings. by Jennifer Bowden

Food After her life turned to custard, Sarah Tuck found comfort in recipes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The kiwi dollar is improving the quality of imported wines on our shelves. by Michael Cooper

Sport We should be wary of taking our lead on questions of morality from the tabloid press. by Paul Thomas

Psychology How do voters develop their political party identification? by Marc Wilson


Books & Culture

Playing his own Trump card

Salman Rushdie talks about his new novel, which riffs on the rise of Donald Trump, while pondering identity politics, life in New York and the movies. by James Robins

Film Judi Dench discusses her new role as an elderly Queen Victoria with an unlikely friendship. by Helen Barlow

Books About travels in the US states that have legalised marijuana, top-level captains, the perils of being a Saudi activist, Australian code breakers and the history of libraries, and a novel by Tim Corballis

A Way with Words Graeme Lay

Classical CDs From Michael Houstoun, the NZ String Quartet and the Te Kōkī Trio

Music From the National

Film Victoria & Abdul, Spookers




Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Ending solo mum sanction could cost govt $25m a year
85960 2018-01-17 13:14:44Z Social issues

Ending solo mum sanction could cost govt $25m a ye…

by Craig McCulloch

Officials warn the cost could blow out "considerably" if the plan encourages more mothers not to name their baby's father.

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Confessions of a shoplifter
85914 2018-01-17 07:11:11Z Crime

Confessions of a shoplifter

by Anonymous

A sticky-fingered habit finally catches up with a young Kiwi crim, who discovers the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Tidy Kiwis? We generate 734kg of waste each per year - and it's growing
85908 2018-01-17 06:59:32Z Environment

Tidy Kiwis? We generate 734kg of waste each per ye…

by Nita Blake-Persen

The government is vowing to cut the amount of waste New Zealanders create, which is estimated to be among the highest in the developed world.

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Catholic Church wants child abuse inquiry to be wider
85904 2018-01-17 06:36:54Z Social issues

Catholic Church wants child abuse inquiry to be wi…

by Mei Heron

The Catholic Church is disappointed a Government inquiry into state abuse of children may not expand to include faith-based institutions.

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The troubling rise of Australia's new Attorney-General
85835 2018-01-17 00:00:00Z World

The troubling rise of Australia's new Attorney-Gen…

by Bernard Lagan

The relatively young Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter has a track record in law and order that unsettles many.

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The film-maker who risked death by sugar is fighting fit again
85890 2018-01-17 00:00:00Z Health

The film-maker who risked death by sugar is fighti…

by Nicky Pellegrino

For his documentary That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau consumed 40 teaspoons of the sweet stuff a day.

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Auckland's best cafes 2018
84457 2018-01-17 00:00:00Z Dining

Auckland's best cafes 2018

by Metro

A swarm of new entrants elbow their way onto Metro's annual list of outstanding places for coffee and so much more.

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Does anyone really know how to cut the number of deaths on our roads?
85708 2018-01-16 00:00:00Z Social issues

Does anyone really know how to cut the number of d…

by The Listener

The road toll for 2017 was 380 – 53 more than for 2016 and the highest figure since 2009.

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